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X’qed jaħbu f’Dar Malta fi Brussels ? (What is Malta hiding in Brussels?)

Publication date: 
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Author: 
carmelcacopardo
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carmelcacopardo

Fi studju mħejji minn ALTER-EU (Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation – grupp ta’ NGOs li jaħdmu favur it-trasparenza) ippubblikat f’Marzu li għadda ma tantx jidher li r-rapprezentanti ta’ Malta fi Brussels jipprattikaw wisq it-trasparenza.

Matul l-2015 ALTER-EU talbet lil diversi rapprezentanti ta’ pajjiżi membri fl-Unjoni Ewropea biex jinfurmawhom permezz tal-proċeduri tal-Freedom of Information Act dwar il-lista ta’ laqgħat li r-rapprezentanti ta’ Malta fi Brussels kellhom ma dawk imsejħa lobbyists – jiġifieri dawk li jfittxu li jinfluwenzaw it-teħid ta’ deċiżjonijiet u l-formolazzjoni ta’ policy fl-istituzzjonijiet ewropej.

Ir-rapprezentanti ta’ Malta fi Brussels (skond ir-rapport) kienu ta’ wieħed minn żewġ pajjiżi li irrifjutaw li jagħtu din l-informazzjoni. L-oħrajn kienu r-rapprezentanti tar-Renju Unit.

Malta EU Permanent Representation refuses to grant information on meetings with lobby groups

Publication date: 
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Author: 
Helena Grech
Media title: 
Independent.com

A Report penned by the Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU) revealed that Malta was one of two EU Member States who refused a Freedom of Information Request on meetings between Maltese permanent representation in Brussels and lobby groups.

Watchdog demands changes in the EU transparency register

Publication date: 
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Author: 
Leonardo Alles
Media title: 
Eurodiplomat

On May 31 the Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU) released a report entitled ‘Lobbying law firms – unfinished business’ which demonstrates that many law firms based in Brussels chose to not comply with the EU lobby transparency register. Although not mandatory, the absence of important actors displayed the shortcomings of the system.

Give the Commission your views on EU lobbying!

Publication date: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The European Commission is consulting on lobby transparency until 31 May 2016. Make sure you tell them what you think; this ALTER-EU template provides some food for thought.

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National representations in Brussels: open for corporate lobbyists

Publication date: 
Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Corporate lobbyists enjoy widespread access to member state representations according to the first ever study on lobbying activities at national government offices in Brussels.

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